Robert Wittcamp, who is a carpet cleaning technician with 30 years of experience and an IICRC certification to enhance his credibility has accepted that many old wives' tales still exist in the Carpet Industry- especially related to carpet maintenance and cleaning. For example, the fear of damage caused by body oil secretions while walking barefoot on carpets hounds some carpet owners but there is a lack of industry evidence or any standardized reports to substantiate such misconceptions.
I have always taken a keen interest in home maintenance and was happy to interact with the sales officials who addressed and explained maintenance procedures required for my new Empire carpet. I selected this plush new carpet after extensive research and browsing through their Empire flooring offerings and those of other providers, floor accessories, other users' testimonials and online reviews. Here I was aptly educated on another misconception prevailing in the minds of carpet owners, which often discourages them from having their carpets professionally cleaned.
Many homeowners believe that carpets, when professionally cleaned are not dried completely, as all professional and certified carpet cleaners use a dry pad system and air movers to dry the carpet. I was also given information on other home based cleaning methods such as using carpet rods, carpet beating machines, brushes, brooms, cleaning and hanging which are now obsolete.
It is extremely important to gather as much info about taking care of expensive household items such as carpets, tapestries, electrical appliances, etc. before buying or cleaning these kinds of items. Every little bit of advice goes a long way in home maintenance.